In the hands of AutoBildSportscars, the super sports sedan completed the run in just 1:32.15. The 620 PS (611 HP / 456 kW) German blue-blooded mid-engine machine did it in 1:32.11, while further up the chart, we can find the Ferrari 812 Superfast with 1:31.67.
Pro racing driver Guido Naumann, whose hands you can see holding on to the steering wheel of the XE SV Project 8 on video below, drove the car across the finish line quicker than the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE and BMW M5 Competition F90. According to FastestLaps, these posted unofficial lap times of 1:32.32, 1:32.55 and 1:33.40 respectively, whereas the Porsche 991 Carrera S and second-gen Honda/Acura NSX were clocked at 1:33.62 and 1:34.04.
Uncovered almost 3 years ago as the fruit of the JLR SVO division’s labor, the XE SV Project 8 is a supercar that hides in a premium compact sedan body. Production was capped at 300 units and UK pricing used to start at £149,995 ($183,878). All of them featured aero upgrades, beefy brakes, tuned suspension and revised interior, as well as a potent 5.0-liter supercharged V8 under the hood.
The engine was hooked up to an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive, pumping out 600 PS (592 HP / 441 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. With a 322 km/h (200 mph) top speed and 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) of just 3.5 seconds, the XE SV Project 8 is a brute.